Flutist Jill Sokol’s varied freelance schedule includes the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, and Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and she has shared the stage with popular musicians Josh Groban and Natalie Merchant. She is Second Flutist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. A strong advocate of new music, Ms. Sokol has performed with the Locrian Chamber Players, Argento Chamber Ensemble, and SEM Ensembles. Previous affiliations include the Dicapo Opera Theatre, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, as well as the New Haven, Westchester, and Albany Symphonies. In May 2004, she gave her solo debut at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall as winner of the Artist International Competition. As a chamber musician she has performed at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival, and has led several ensembles of her own. She received her Master’s degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and her Bachelor’s degree at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Ms. Sokol completed her Doctorate degree at Stony Brook University, under the tutelage of Carol Wincenc. Ms. Sokol is an Adjunct Professor at Kean University and has served as an Instructor at the Skidmore College Summer Flute Institute. She also maintains a private teaching studio. Passionate about educational outreach, Ms. Sokol has taught for the Composers of the Future program sponsored by the Westchester Chamber Orchestra. She has given instrument demonstrations as part of the New York Philharmonic Young Composers Program and for the American Composers Orchestra.